Why a president's faith may not matter
July 1st, 2012
03:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Why a president's faith may not matter

(CNN) - He called himself a "life-long Quaker and a church-going Christian," and at first there was no reason to doubt him.

He played piano in the church, taught Sunday school, and praised Jesus at revivals. His mother thought he was going to be a missionary. His friends said he would be a preacher.

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Filed under: Religion • White House
Republicans cautious on Romney's role in Obamacare
July 1st, 2012
01:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans cautious on Romney's role in Obamacare

(CNN) – Republicans wouldn't say definitively on Sunday whether presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney was facing a problem with voters skeptical about his health care law in Massachusetts, which bears resemblance to President Barack Obama's measure.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, said simply that Romney would "have to speak for himself" when it comes to the Massachusetts law, which members of Obama's administration have said was the model for their own legislation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Health care • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell • Mitt Romney
House leaders duel over health care repeal
July 1st, 2012
10:46 AM ET
2 years ago

House leaders duel over health care repeal

(CNN) – The Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House offered sharply divergent projections Sunday on President Barack Obama's health care law, which was deemed constitutional Thursday by the Supreme Court and which faces a repeal vote on Capitol Hill in just over a week.

House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican and proponent of the law's repeal, said the court's ruling was "shocking," but maintained it did carry an upside for the GOP.
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Filed under: Health care • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi • President Obama
Rupert Murdoch's advice to Romney: Get some pros on your team
July 1st, 2012
09:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Rupert Murdoch's advice to Romney: Get some pros on your team

(CNN) – Rupert Murdoch offered presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney some unsolicited advice on Twitter Sunday: Lose your friends and hire professionals.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
July 1st, 2012
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama chief of staff: Time to get over debate

(CNN) - Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, said Sunday the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama's health care measure should put to rest the national debate over the law's practicality.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Lew said the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010, needs to be fully implemented before Americans assess its merit, and that detractors of the law, including Obama's opponent in the 2012 presidential election, were using it to divide the country.
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Filed under: Health care • Jack Lew • TV-State of the Union • White House
Bush travels to Zambia, Botswana to raise cancer awareness
Former President George Bush works with local residents to paint and refurbish a clinic used to screen and treat cervical cancer in Kabwe, Zambia.
July 1st, 2012
07:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush travels to Zambia, Botswana to raise cancer awareness

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush is visiting Zambia to promote a health initiative that focuses on cervical and breast cancer prevention and treatment.

In the city of Kabwe, Bush worked with local residents Saturday to refurbish a clinic used to screen, diagnose and treat cervical cancer.

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Filed under: Africa • George W. Bush